MANCHESTER UNITED will sponsor a loan transfer for underprivileged goalkeeper Dean Henderson next season.
The one-cap England star is stuck in the shadow of the Red Devils and will be allowed to find a new club to relaunch his career.
And United will help fund the move with an offer to pay part of his £120,000-a-week salary.
A handful of clubs will come for Henderson, 25, this summer, but none can cover his full salary.
United are aware of this problem and could pay half or more to help him leave and pave the way for newcomers.
The club’s specialist goalkeeping scout, Tony Coton, is on the hunt for a No.2 AND a No.3 for next season, so Henderson has essentially been left out of the plans.
Henderson will have a few admirers if he can get into a competitive loan program.
Fulham will likely be frontrunners after showing long-term interest.
The Cottagers are considering Burnley’s Nick Pope as a cash signing, but a loan move for Henderson would also work.
Bournemouth are also big fans of Henderson and will be looking to get him if he wins promotion to the Premier League.
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Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder has loaned the keeper to Sheffield United for two seasons and wants a new No.1 if Boro goes up.
Newcastle were linked with Hendo in January, but they are also checking Robert Sanchez at Brighton as a purchase.
West Ham are likely to opt for West Brom’s Sam Johnstone – who is also valued by United – but Henderson is an option.
The positive side for United is that they can demand a significant fee if he does well on loan.
But a club is unlikely to buy him and collect his salary in the next window.
The downside is that the Red Devils will have to pay £60,000 a week, if not more, to find him the right home.